Primark to open in Faro

Irish clothing retailer Primark has announced plans to open a new store in Faro.

The news was confirmed by Breege O’Donoghue, the group’s director for development and new markets, in an interview with Público newspaper – though no date, for now, has been mentioned.

O’Donoghue used the opportunity however to say Primark has become “the top-selling clothing retailer in Portugal”, beating rivals Zara, H&M and Mango.

Primark is known for selling clothes, accessories and homeware at extremely low prices (with items like t-shirts selling for as low as €2.50), though it has faced controversy for alleged “poor working conditions” in many of its factories in Asia, where workers are said to be badly paid.

Primark currently has nine stores in Portugal – one of them at Portimão’s Aqua shopping centre.

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